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Title Daughters of wisdom [videorecording] ; Punam ; Uncommon heroes : Ann Cotton.

Imprint [San Francisco] : Ironweed Film Club, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  294.3657 D265 2008    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Ironweed film club ; no. 36
System Details DVD, region 1, NTSC, 4:3 aspect ratio, stereo sound.
Credits Directors, Bari Pearlman (Daughters of Wisdom), Lucian Muntean (Punam), Carl Byker (Uncommon heroes).
Note Documentaries.
Summary Three films look at how young women born in poverty have found hope through education. Daughters of wisdom looks at the nuns of Kala Rongo Monastery in Tibet, who have an opportunity to cultivate intellectual and spiritual lives traditionally reserved for men and who are quietly contributing to the empowerment of women in Tibetan Buddhist culture. Punam documents the life and aspirations of nine-year-old Punam Tamang, who lives in Bhaktapur, Nepal. She cares for her younger siblings while their father works very long hours to earn school fees for them. Punam realizes the value of education and looks forward to becoming a teacher so she can help other children, as well as break the cycle of poverty in her own family. Uncommon heroes : Ann Cotton introduces the founder of the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) which now helps to educate over 400,000 girls in Africa, where girls' education is often desired but impossible because of poverty.
Note Uncommon heroes : Ann Cotton is a segment from the short film, Uncommon heroes : common good.
Contents Introduction (3 min.) -- Daughters of wisdom (2007 : 68 min.) -- Punam (2006 : 27 min.) -- Uncommon heroes : Ann Cotton (2006 : 8 min.)
Note "November 2008."
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Short films.
Biographical films.
Subject Cotton, Ann.
Tamang, Punam.
Kala Rongo Monastery (Tibet, China)
Campaign for Female Education.
Buddhist nuns -- China -- Tibet.
Women's rights -- China -- Tibet.
Poor children -- Nepal -- Bhaktapur.
Poor families -- Nepal -- Bhaktapur.
Poor children -- Education -- Nepal -- Bhaktapur.
Added Author Pearlman, Bari.
Muntean, Lucian.
Byker, Carl.
Ironweed Film Club.
BTG Productions.
Seventh Art Releasing (Firm)
Skoll Foundation.
Added Title Uncommon heroes : common good.
Uncommon heroes : Ann Cotton.
Standard No. 782410093697

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